transport campaign

A shift towards more sustainable modes of transport is good news for our health, communities and the environment, both locally and globally. It is a vital step in reducing the emissions causing climate change. Manchester Friends of the Earth campaigns for cycling, walking, alternative fuels and quality public transport to be at the heart of policies on how we get around. We also believe that it is important to reduce the need to travel by, for example, promoting the use and development of local shops and services.


Events are labelled using the following key: MFoE Organising MFoE Attending

Toxic air slips under the radar of parents, despite the huge risk it poses to children’s lungs

Survey data released today by Friends of the Earth found that only 10% of parents with a child of school age (4-16) were worried about their child breathing dirty air while on schoolgrounds, or on their way to or from … Continue reading

19th Sep 2018


Imagine Different:  Re-designing Manchester – one parking space at a time!

On Friday 21st September, Manchester Friends of the Earth is inviting people to join them to help redesign a car parking space in Manchester city centre into a picnic park complete with “grass”, plants, deckchairs, tea, cupcakes and sparkling conversation … Continue reading

18th Sep 2018


Remove the A6-M60 Bypass from SEMMMS plans: lift the threat to our valleys and fields (Goyt Valley SOS!)

Please sign the petition, calling for the A6-M60 Bypass to be removed from Stockport Council’s SEMMMS Refresh transport strategy. The final version of SEMMMS Refresh is likely to appear soon for approval by councillors. It is yet another attempt to … Continue reading

6th Sep 2018


Can you help the Station South Restoration and Cycle Café crowdfunder ?

We’re restoring an old railway station to its former glory and need your help to transform it into a destination cycle café, bar, co-working space and permaculture inspired garden! 

29th Aug 2018


Interviews with women for PhD project on air pollution – can you help?

My name is Maria – I am a PhD student at Manchester Metropolitan University. My PhD focuses on promoting the voices of citizens when it comes to air pollution and designing future clean urban environments. Specifically, I am focusing on … Continue reading

15th Aug 2018

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News release: Get animated about air pollution!

Today, Tuesday 14th August, Manchester Friends of the Earth are launching a powerful animation to highlight the damage caused by air pollution in Greater Manchester. The animation, created by Hannah Langfield a Manchester-based motion designer, vividly shows the dangers of … Continue reading

14th Aug 2018


DEFRA Clean Air Strategy consultation – Manchester Friends of the Earth’s response

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) recently consulted on the Government’s draft Clean Air Strategy. Manchester Friends of the Earth detailed response is available (pdf).  See below for the introduction to our response and why we need … Continue reading

13th Aug 2018


Yorkshire and the North East’s air pollution epidemic: nearly 300 locations breaching limits

Data revealed by Friends of the Earth demonstrates the scale of air pollution across Yorkshire and the North East.

24th Jul 2018


Stop the destructive Arundel Bypass! (Campaign for Better Transport)

Help us protect National Parks and ancient woodland from new roads. On 11 May 2018, Highways England, the Government’s road building company, announced its preferred route for the A27 Arundel Bypass.  All three options included in the public consultation were … Continue reading

22nd Jul 2018


Get more people out of their cars and give them better public transport (Campaign for Better Transport)

Campaign for Better Transport responds to new Department for Transport (DfT) provisional road traffic estimates which show that motor vehicle traffic is still on the rise. In the year ending March 2018 car traffic increased by 0.5 per cent  to … Continue reading

19th Jul 2018